ramboRambo, The cult classic series of movies and an epic feature film character starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo is set to be turned into a television series after an announcement today.

Leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) is pleased to announce that it has firmed up a co-development pact with Avi Lerner (Rambo, The Expendables) and Nu Image to develop and produce a television series based on the legendary action movie, RAMBO.

Under their exclusive option arrangement, the partners will collectively develop the series and shop it to broadcasters in the US and internationally. The parties are currently in negotiations with Sylvester Stallone to be involved with the project on a creative level as well as potentially reprise his iconic role as the original Rambo.   Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 694,820 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Border Security: 525,830 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  3. Fair Go: 506,150 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 501,290 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 402,540 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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comedians_in-cars-ricky-gervais-jerry-seinfieldHe’s been producing an online series called Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee which has been nominated for an Emmy and for some reason The Hollywood Reporter wanted to ask this:

Is there a scenario where you’d go back to TV?

Seinfeld: That’s what I feel like I’m doing. Except television frankly feels small compared to the world I’m in now. I’m in Australia, I’m in Norway, I’m in the U.K. And I was from day one. I’m doing the smallest possible show on the biggest possible network. This all feels like fresh air to me, and if you don’t seek fresh air as an artist, I’m not quite sure what [you’re doing]. … Look, I think every artist needs to make a certain choice at some point just for the money to know what that is, but you should learn from it. And I’ve done that, when the money was the major part of the decision to do something. [He declines comment on what those choices were for him.]

TV is not just broadcast any more.  A quick look at the nomination list there makes you realise that.

quickflixlogoMore good news this morning in regards to content deals.  It appears as though Quickflix has managed to get their hands on some decent content instead of the usual suspects. Yay for choice!

Starz, Hopscotch and ABC first studios to sign up, more to follow.

Quickflix today announces the launch of its new TV service, which will offer latest season TV series to customers, whether they are Quickflix subscribers or not.

The new offering from Quickflix, which will launch soon, is brand new for New Zealand and will allow Kiwis to stream-to-own leading international TV shows on an episode-by-episode or season pass basis. Continue reading »

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Here are all the details you need for the upcoming channel changes once TVNZ U goes off air and is replaced with TV2+1.

TV2+1 begins transmission at 7am on Sunday September 1.

Like all the other plus one channels, it’s the same content but an hour delayed.

From September 1 there’ll be changes to Electronic Programme Guide positions for some TVNZ channels, to make way for TV2 +1. Continue reading »

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The scripts are complete for the 2013 Shortland Street Christmas Cliffhanger.  Can you guess what will happen?  Will it be good?  Will it be bad?  I’m not going to tell you how many weeks away it is though…

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Mentalist: 50640 (TV2, 8:40pm – 9:40pm)
  2. Body of Proof: 44500 (TV2, 9:40pm – 10:40pm)
  3. Descent from Disaster: 40960 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Mitre 10 Dream Home: 20290 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:40pm)
  5. Chicago Fire: 18960 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »

TV3’s new 5:30pm lead in for 3 News, Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals, is not off to a good start.  Opening with an average audience of 78,460 viewers on Monday night, Tuesday saw almost a quarter being shed to 60,830.

3 News had a 16% drop on Monday with 284,790, and 22% on last Tuesday.

Home and Away picked up 340,020 viewers for TV2, again well higher compared to how the show was rating on TV3.

Last night saw Seven Sharp set another record and inch ever closer to topping its debut ratings.  An average audience of 483,150 viewers chose TV One’s show compared to the 279,890 that chose Campbell Live, which again slumped below the 300,000 mark.

For only the third time ever, the difference between both shows was greater than 200,000.

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The audience retention from One News was also the second best it has been with only a 33% drop off.